If you own a restaurant, we don't have to tell you what kind of an impact cockroaches can have on your business. These harmful and dirty pests get into everything, and they can spread harmful bacteria and human pathogens. But, what you may not realize is that of all the cockroaches you can get in your restaurant, German cockroaches are the worst. Here are a few reasons why, and how you can protect your business from the negative impact of these dirty insects.
Why German Cockroaches Are The Worst
German cockroaches are small. Really small. So small that they can climb through the holes in your outlet. Good luck keeping them out!
Many cockroaches are considered moisture bugs. They live in damp areas and prefer to be outside. This is not the case with the German cockroach. It is more than happy to live in man-made structures, permanently.
German cockroaches are not picky eaters. They have a disturbingly large list of things they'll eat. We say "things," because what a German cockroach considers to be food often bears no resemblance to food, like wallpaper paste, human hair, eyelashes, fingernails, and dead skin. Some roaches have been observed eating toothpaste or even the glue on paper grocery bags!. Inside a restaurant, they can dine on grease splatters, clogs in drains, and other organic material. Keeping food in sealed containers or walk-in refrigerators will not be enough to starve these pests out.
German cockroaches reach maturity in under three months. This is almost four times faster than other cockroach species. That means these roaches are going to multiply sooner and at an alarming rate.
So, how do you protect your restaurant from a tiny cockroach that prefers to be in man-made structures, lives on grease splatters, and produces offspring four times faster than other roaches? You partner with a commercial pest control company with a track record for providing comprehensive pest control protocols for a wide range of businesses, including restaurants.
How do you know if a company has a good track record? At Rottler, we make it easy.
Third party auditing by a respected organization: We've earned the QualityPro seal of excellence from the National Pest Management Association.
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High standing with the Better Business Bureau: We are a top-rated accredited business with the BBB. That means you know we're all about making things right if they ever go wrong.
If you need commercial pest service for your restaurant, and you are in our Missouri service area, you can trust Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions to give you the protection you need. Contact us today to schedule a meeting. We look forward to serving you.